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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Doppelbock
St. Martin, Austria

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Um das Thema "Granit" im Bier noch mehr zu verankern, beschlossen wir 2008 erstmals ein GRANIT BOCKBIER einzubrauen, das in alten Granitsteintrögen vergoren wird. Perfekte Vorraussetzungen für ein solches Bier, bietet das Sudhaus aus dem Jahre 1929. Während der Hauptgärung in alten Granitbottichen hat das Gestein Zeit seine Geschichte an das Bier weiter zu geben. Um auf Temperatur zu kommen starten wir diesen Prozeß mit glühenden Granitzwecken. Die Steine werden über offenem Feuer erhitzt und kühlen dann schlagartig in der Würze ab. Die Bierinhaltstoffe karamellisieren und die Hefe erhält optimale Gärbedingungen. Zusätzlich wird die Hefe ganz klassisch "aufgezogen" d. h. von Kübel zu Kübel geschüttet um diese zu belüften. Dank der offenen Gärbottiche können wir die Kräusendecke abschöpfen und somit unedle Hopfenbitterstoffe entfernen. Daraus resultiert ein dunkler Bocktyp mit schönen Karamell- und Röstaromen und einem wunderbaren Hopfenbuket. Nach ausreichender Lagerung in den alten Gewölbe-kellern, ziehen wir den Bock bereits im Juli auf die Flasche, damit bis Weihnachten eine Nachreifung stattfinden kann.

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3.5
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a fair amount of haziness and a couple fingers of khaki head. S: A nice caramel and toffee sweetness on the front, like a usual bock. The steinbier process/character comes through shortly after with some definite salt and iron character coming through. Finishes up with some fruits and sugar like dates, plums, and molasses. T: There is the same blend of salty and iron flavors right away, and the sweetness follows. There’s a good maltiness with some moderate caramel and molasses. However, there is not as much fruit character, though. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: My first steinbier and it was pretty interesting. I actually liked it quite a bit. Don’t know if I would drink a ton of it in a sitting, but I finished my glass.

4.1
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle at the brewery from Peter K. Devine dark red Amber colour and faint head. Delicious sweet caramel notes with honey malt and lovely roast notes. Floral hop finish and marvellously round mouthfeel.

3.8
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 19, 2010
Sörspecialista, Budapest 0,75-ös különleges palack. Mély, vörösesbarna színe van, amin egy világosbarna, tömör, közepes nagyságú és kitartású hab van. Illata karamellás, melaszos, gyümölcslikőrösen édeskés és gyógyfüves. Ízében is jönnek ezek a jegyek, kiegészülve fűszerekkel, aszalt fügével és meggyel, medvecukorral és annyi komlóval, ami abba az irányba vonja el ezt a dupla bakot, ami a nem túl édesek közé tartozik. Olajos, sűrű teste van és közepesen szénsavas. Utóíze hasonlít egy édesebb gyomorkeserűhöz a gyógyfüvességével és égetett cukrosságával. Különleges főzet, ami inkább azok fognak a szívükbe zárni, akik a komlósabb, szárazabb bakokat kedvelik.

3.5
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2010
Torben Matthew’s Tasting, Aarhus, DK. Bottled,181110. Dark brown with red shade. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flavor oxidezed with maidera notes, plum and dried fruit. Som iodine note.

3.2
HenrikSoegaard (14443) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle at Torben Mathews tasting. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. E´Way too expensive and isnt this a Traditional?

3.6
saxo (19248) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle at Torben Mathews tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, dark fruits and hops.

3.8
thewolf (12742) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle @ YNWA, Austria Tasting.
Pours a very lovely deep ruby red with a small, frothy, off-white film head. Aroma is sweet malty, rather toasted, a hint of minerals behind it. Medium carbonation, fat and lightly oily mouthfeel. Fat malty sweet flavour, toasted caramel, light nutty, some dryness. Kinda crisp with notes of red apples. Herbal and lightly mineral-ish is the fairly dry finish. Extremely drinkable.

2.4
nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Pours hazy dark amber-brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is nice caramel malt, bready and toasty, with dark fruit hints. Flavor is caramel malt, roast, plum, fig, and then...whoa...big-time metal! Iron and rust, maybe some dirty rock. The finish kills it. Medium bodied with metal present on the mouthfeel even. Feels hard. Couldn’t finish much of this. The metal is just overwhelming.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10639) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 on 12/30/09 (notes). Pours a hazy amber color with a smooth medium sized beige head that quickly disappears. The aroma was dark fruits, yeast, sweet caramel and light chocolate. The flavor was moderately sweet caramel, yeast, dark fruity and hints of chocolate. I didn’t know what to expect, but this was decent.

3.6
Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
A brown beer that has a weird looking thin head. It is chocolate, fruit, sugar. It reminded more of a brown ale. A beer that is very easy to drink and made a nice dessert. I liked it.


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